FUE method allows transfer of healthy hair graft (from donor area) to hair loss areas (recipient) without scarring.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant is a procedure that transfers healthy hair follicles from donor area to hair loss areas with lesser downtime and no scarring at the donor area.
FUE refers to the method of how the hair follicles are harvested and transferred to hair loss areas.
Over-production of male hormone is the main cause for hair loss. Hair follicles at the top of your head are hormone sensitive whereas hair follicles at the sides and back of scalp are less affected. The hormone-independent hair follicles harvested from the back of scalp retain their resistance to hormone even at the recipient site. Hence, this allows favourable hair growth at the hormone affected hair loss area.
Procedure is done under local anaesthetic. Patients feel little to no pain during the procedure at the comforts of the private room.
After 1-2 days, patients will be able to resume to their daily activities but it is advisable to avoid strenuous activities for 1 week.
Harvested hair grafts help create the bald area typically the receding hairline a more natural & denser volume.
The procedure is the only permanent solution to hair loss that promises a fuller & more natural results.
The procedure is done by an experienced team of doctor & hair transplant nurse.
The procedure is affordable from $3.80 - $4.70 per graft .
**Depending on the number of grafts
Receding hairline & baldness on the head.
Balding & thinning of the hairline that is common amongst females.
Loss of hair from destroyed hair follicles causing scarring & permanent hair loss.
Thinning of eyebrow & beard area resulting from hair loss.
After injecting anaesthesia, the donor area will be incised to extract the hair follicles.
Grafts are always retrieved one at a time. The donor location is not left with an extended scar after the surgery.
Each extracted graft is examined, cleaned and stored in a specialised medium to increase graft survival.
The extracted hair grafts are carefully implanted to produce a result that is both natural & long-lasting for the donor.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE), also known as follicular transfer, is one of the methods of obtaining hair follicles for hair transplantation. It is an effective hair loss treatment done by harvesting hair grafts from the back of scalp and transplanting them to hair loss areas.
On average, it takes 8 to 10 hours, depending on the complexity and number of grafts. For hair graft not more than 2500, it can be done in one session.
The number of grafts depends on the severity of hair loss condition so it varies from patient to patient. It is recommended to have at least 1500 grafts to see significant improvement. If severe, one may require up to 3000 grafts.
It is not painful after adequately numbed with local anesthesia (lignocaine). After the procedure, you may take simple pain killer when necessary.
Immediately after the procedure, you should plan to go home and rest (minimal activity) until the next morning. Temporary swelling at forehead may occur around 2-3 days following procedure but it will not leave any permanent mark/scar.
It is advisable to avoid heavy physical activity for the first week after the hair transplant. You can resume light physical activities or return to office after 3 days. It is recommended to avoid sun exposures on the scalp for 2 weeks. Also, avoid swimming pool, steam rooms and saunas for 1 month after the procedure.
The recovery and hair regrowth process varies individually. Generally, one can expect to see natural and healthy hair growth from 6 to 12 months.
The result of hair transplant are long-lasting and some considered them as permanent.
Hair transplantation is generally very successful. Studies have shown that approximately 85-95% of all the transplanted hairs will grow in the recipient site.
Unfortunately no, the hair in the donor area will not grow back. However, experience hair technician will harvest them evenly so that your donor area looks normal.
To accelerate healing and speed up hair regrowth, some patients utilize other treatments like Regenera Activa or Calecim hair growth factors. These are additional treatments to enhance the grafts & prevent further loss of native hair.